No B2B Gap in NATO

Manugistics receives Basic Order Agreement from NATO

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 14 (PRNewswire)  Manugistics Group, a global provider of intelligent supply chain and e-business solutions for enterprises and marketplaces, has been awarded a Basic Order Agreement (BOA) by the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A). The agreement gives NATO's 19 member nations, 27 partner countries and numerous governmental agencies (including NC3A) direct access to Manugistics' solutions. Subject to any bidding requirements, potential purchasers need only issue a purchase order for the desired solutions. Essential contract terms, including prices, have been pre-negotiated between Manugistics and NC3A on behalf of the alliance.

Manugistics had to meet NC3A's highly stringent standards before being awarded a Basic Order Agreement, said Jeff Holmes, Manugistics' senior vice president of government and aerospace. The award gives us key access to a wide variety of European governmental agencies  and military forces  seeking commercially available software solutions that can lead to greater efficiencies and improved customer service.

The award is the most recent development in Manugistics' government strategy. This past July, the company announced that it had been appointed to the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) schedule for information technology software suppliers, under contract number GS-35F-0388K. Several government wins have followed that announcement, including the most recent, which is  a multimillion dollar, multi-year software licensing and consulting contract with the Andersen Consulting team in support of the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program.